Impact of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” on Readers

Our Bodies, Ourselves cover (2011)

Our Bodies, Ourselves cover (2011)

Over the years, many readers have talked about what “Our Bodies, Ourselves” has meant to them and shared their experiences with the book and its impact on their lives.

1973 cover Our Bodies, Ourselves

Our Bodies, Ourselves cover (1973)

Readers — both women and men — have recalled how they first discovered “Our Bodies, Ourselves” (peeked at their aunt’s copy, found it in a used bookstore…). They described what they learned about periods, sex and read, and how the book helped them to become comfortable with their bodies and sexuality. Some also wrote about how it inspired them to become a physician or midwife, or to take up a political cause.

You can read some of these stories in the following places:

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